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Clean Energy for Development

March 6 - 9, Washington DC
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The World Bank's annual Energy Week is one of the foremost gatherings of policy makers and practitioners engaged on strategic issues of energy and development. The 2006 conference that took place on March 6–9, 2006, at the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington DC, built on the G8 Plan of Action adopted at Gleneagles that outlines the way ahead on clean energy, infrastructure, climate change and Africa. Themes taken up at Energy Week 2006 included: energy security; clean energy and low carbon energy development; governance and anti-corruption in the energy sector; and energy for growth and poverty reduction in Africa.

 Clean Energy for Development

The conference contributed to the discussions on energy and development at the 14th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD14) on May 1-12, 2006. Energy Week 2006 comprised a three-day executive conference that brought together energy and development ministers, utility and finance industry executives, senior donor and developing country government officials, partners and other stakeholders.

Energy Week 2006 was also an information sharing event on the lessons of experience from current energy projects and programs in developing countries and it  provided an opportunity for World Bank Group staff, developing country practitioners and partners to network and share their operational experience and enhance their cutting-edge knowledge and skills.
The event preceded the Development Marketplace (DM) a competitive grant program that identifies and provides direct support for innovative, grassroots development ideas.  The objective of DM2006 is to recognize and support local initiatives that increase access to sustainable, affordable, and safe water, sanitation, and energy services for poor people in developing countries.

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